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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 13:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 10' South, Longitude: 29° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.25 meters/second, 1660.5 km/hour, 1031.8 miles/hour or 896.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.20 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.20 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.2"1031.82 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 misouth1031.81 mi
24 hours0° 04' 04.7"4.68 miwest0° 22' 46.9"26.09 misouth26.51 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 13:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 06' North, Longitude: 114° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.76 meters/second, 1536.3 km/hour, 954.6 miles/hour or 829.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.91 miwest0° 00' 05.7"0.11 misouth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 30' 54.3"954.42 miwest0° 05' 48.4"6.66 misouth954.71 mi
24 hours11° 36' 29.4"763.35 mieast2° 43' 38.6"187.56 misouth791.51 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fernando de NoronhaMon 11:44 AM416 km259 miles225 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeMon 10:44 AM640 km397 miles345 nmWest-southwest WSW
NatalMon 10:44 AM647 km402 miles349 nmWest W
FortalezaMon 10:44 AM1050 km653 miles567 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorMon 10:44 AM1246 km774 miles673 nmSouthwest SW
BelémMon 10:44 AM2180 km1355 miles1177 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaMon 10:44 AM2278 km1416 miles1230 nmWest-southwest WSW
Rio de JaneiroMon 10:44 AM2373 km1475 miles1282 nmSouthwest SW
FreetownMon 1:44 PM2420 km1504 miles1307 nmNortheast NE
PraiaMon 12:44 PM2422 km1505 miles1308 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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